Monday, July 28, 2008

In the Shops: Knitscene and Nederland

Summer always takes me by surprise, creeping in slowly then BAM! High Crazy Summer, and my mind is not tuned to blogging I'm afraid.

Knitscene has been out for a week or two now, and in it you'll find the finished vest you may recognize from little bits and balls of yarn I showed a while back. I'm a little curious about the name they chose...Nederland...Low Forehead Vest....still I'm very pleased and in love with the whole issue. Call me crazy, but I especially love the little drawings scattered throughout, and I'm thrilled to be included with a sensational roster of designers. I've a tandem project in the works, but can't spill all the beans yet, natch!

For the vest you will need:
Sizes 34¼ (36½, 38¾, 41¼, 43½)" bust
Yarn Classic Elite Princess (40% merino, 28% viscose, 15% nylon, 10% cashmere, 7% angora; 150 yd [137 m]/50 g):
• #3428 major grey (MC), 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) balls
• #3431 top turq (turquoise), 1 ball
• #3415 superior spruce (green), 1 ball
• #3446 regal teal, 1 ball (the most beautiful color of yarn in the world, I might add, if I could marry a yarn color this would be it...this week anyway)
• #3413 black, 1 ball
Gauge 21 sts and 28 rnds = 4" in St st on larger needle; 22 sts and 22 rnds = 4" in argyle patt on larger needle
• Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24" and 16" circular (cir) needles
• Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24" cir needle
• Markers (m)
• Stitch holder
• Yarn needle


nicole said...

Congratulations on your great vest design. I absolutely love the colour combination.

And thanks for the NYC tip. I'll be sure to check out Downtown Yarns.

kat coyle said...

pretty! and i recognize the yarns and pattern from your last post. matching socks perchance?

Anina said...

It looks wonderful/

Gina said...

Congratulations on yet another delightful and gorgeous pattern.

magnusmog said...

How exciting! Well done to you :)

j said...

Wow! I might say:
Wowee! (I heard that in a 40's movie ;) )

That is gorgeous! Makes me look forward to fall.

Petula Darling said...

Congratulations! The vest is very cool.
Do you think Nederland refers to the Netherlands or to the groovy hippy-dippy town uphill from Boulder? Or is there a third option I haven't even thought of?

mary jane said...

Well thank you all so much for your enthusiasm! and Nicole have fun in the city! Kat you clever woman...possibly socks, I don't dare tell yet! And Petula my dear, of course you're so cool you know about cool towns in Colorado.Must go to google maps now.

Anonymous said...

I love it! I wish I could knit!